Washington’s destination for power dining, the Lafayette Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, & dinner. With large windows opening onto Lafayette park & the White House, this sun-lit dining room is one of the most elegant settings in the capital & is certain to complement any dining experience.
Afternoon Tea$55.00 per person
Multiple dates availableAvailable Exclusively at 3pm every Sunday until February 13th 2022, this indulgent experience includes and extensive tea selection and a tiered tray showcasing savory and sweet confections. Presented in one of the city's most beautiful settings overlooking the White House. $55.00 per person, $75.00 per person with a glass of Taittinger, $35.00 per child 4-12 years (exclusive of tax and gratuity)
Valentine's Weekend$100.00 per person
Feb 12, 2022 onlyStart celebrating the Valentine's Weekend, and enjoy one of the best dining experiences in the Nation's Capital! Enjoy a 4 course meal for $100.00 per person, children $45.00 per child (4-12), prices do not include tax and gratuity. You can also add wine pairing for $75.00 per person Each guest can choose one item per course from the following options: Starters: Lobster Bisque, Chicory and Mozzarella Appetizers: Seared Scallops, Striped Black Bass, Charred Broccolini, Entree: Seared Duck Breast, Chateaubriand, Carrot Risotto Dessert: Mon Cheri, Hearts of Passion Fruit
Valentine's Love Brunch$125.00 per person
Feb 13, 2022 onlyStart celebrating the Valentine's Weekend on The Top of the Hay, and enjoy one of the best dining experiences in the Nation's Capital with breathtaking panoramic views over the White House and city skyline! Enjoy a 3 course meal for $125.00 per person including a complimentary glass of champagne, children $55.00 per child (4-12), prices do not include tax and gratuity. Each guest can choose one item per course from the following options: Appetizers: Porcini Mushroom Bisque, Kumamoto Oysters, Puntarella and Treviso Salad, Roasted Beet Salad Entree: Herb Crusted Sablefish, Seared Scallops, Filet Mignon, Half Roasted Cornish Game Hen, Gnocchi Dessert: Chocolate Kisses, Sweet Hearts Tart
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Always exceeds expectations. A great place to dine. Dress business casual.
Beautiful ambiance, service and food. Highly recommend.
A lovely restaurant with delicious food. The view of the White House adds to the ambiance.
Servers were amazing, but host a as so rude. We didn't feel comfortable or welcomed there.
DC's most elegant luncheon. I never want to eat anywhere else
Great ambiance, scene and food. I highly recommend this place!
Celebrated my birthday here. Very pleasant experience. Everyone was so kind. Very appreciative of the accommodations that were made! Will definitely be back.
Excellent food and service. The piano player also made it a special night.
The food was good but not quite worth the price. The menu was also a bit limited.
Christmas Eve Dinner,it was fantastic !
I came with my in laws who are in their mid 80ties. We were refused to be seated out of the way, even though none of the tables were occupied. I was very disappointed.
Girls lunch out. As always, exceptional dining experience. Beautifully decorated for the holidays. Excellent service, enticing menu, food well prepared. Nice view of White House. Expensive parking.
Top restaurant with beautiful ambience and outstanding food. The octopus appetizer was amazing! We both had the branzino entree was which so flavorful and perfectly seasoned. This rest should have a Michelin star.
We were hoping for an amazing anniversary dinner here at the Lafayette but, the service dampened the experience. Our server messed up the entire order and our first course didn’t come out until after an hour we were seated. She had different menu items from what we had ordered. Our server admitted the mistake but the fact we had to wait an hour to get a beet salad and seared octopus is excessive. The rest of meal was delayed as well and messed up the timing of our dinner. All in all, we were disappointed in the service here and would not recommend coming here for a special occasion.
Took a grandparent here for special birthday brunch. The staff delivered, bringing out a special cake and singing, even at brunch. She was so pleased.
Outstanding in every respect. An elegant, classic restaurant with first rate food and service where the noise level is low allowing for easy conversation. Soft live piano or recorded classical music in the background. Professional and unobtrusive service. All three courses were excellent. Highly recommended.
Excelente servicio, muy lindo y la comida muy buena.
An absolutely delightful evening! We celebrated an anniversary here and everything was wonderful
My husband and I had a great time at the restaurant. The food was excellent, and the staff was nice and friendly. Thank you.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in the world. So elegant. Excellent service. Delicious food. Easy to talk because its not too loud. Highly recommend. Wish i could give them more than 5 stars!
Pictures on opentable show amazing view from an upper level restuarant. We walked in and went straight to the top floor of the Hay-Adams only to find out that the restaurant has been moved to the first floor. No great views and not worth a special occasion. Service was slow. Very disappointing.
Wonderful service and outstanding food! The desserts were particularly impressive. I can't wait to go back to try some of the special event menus.
Just a lovely experience. The food was fantastic, the cocktails were phenomenal, and the setting was intimate but relaxed at the same time. I will definitely be visiting again.
We had asked for one specific request and a comment as to a special occasion and neither one was acknowledged. We were placed facing the kitchen door. No Christmas music, only classical playing. Some difficulty understanding wait staff. Staff at front desk and concierge and Sean out front did well. Menu very limited to about 8 items. And as we expected, pricey
A beautiful, serene setting with with excellent service. The new pastry chef is nothing less than superb! But I really miss the appetizer buffet and hope it comes back soon.
Felt like I was paying for location. Food was ok.
We had a lovely dinner. The food and service were excellence and the ambiance was outstanding.
We especially appreciated being able to have our car parked in front of the entrance and Open Table informing us ahead of our arrival that hotel parking was available for $12
The decor, ambience and friendliness of the staff was perfect.
Awesome surrounding - fabulous food - very expensive for lunch - and unfortunately a very limited menu - staff is outstanding
Great as always.
Simply an outstanding dining experience. We felt as if we were in a bygone era of classic, elegant dining.
Dc is not a stop without having dinner with the Marquis and the cartoon characters of Off The Record
Excellent experience! Music and ambience paired with 4 outstanding courses made for a wonderful evening!
Excellent meal for my wife's birthday
Finest restaurant in the entire Washington, DC area. A fantastic staff, service is outstanding with excellent food. I have dined here many times and every time it has been an outstanding experience. I highly recommend this restaurant for a 1st class experience.
Fantastic service from all the staff members, who made my wife feel at home on her birthday. We will definitely be back for more special events here in the future.
The Branzino was delicious
Excellent food in a beautiful setting. Waitress not particularly attentive.
Very beautiful atmosphere; from entering the hotel to being seated. Everyone is pretty welcoming and personable in person. The food is DELICIOUS. I can’t wait to return for brunch & afternoon tea!
a must stop in DC. and once you taste the oatmeal soufflé you will come back for more.
Lafayette Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1325 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.